Banning Trans Fats in NY reduced heart attacks by 6%. If this is true, it's astonishing. Researchers compared admission rates for the composite of myocardial infarction and stroke between New York counties implementing the ban in its eateries versus those that did not. The restricting counties showed an additional 6% drop in admissions relative to non-restricting counties after adjustment for an already-declining trend across the state. The difference became significant 3 years after implementation of the bans and benefitted men and women equally.
Newer, novel (and astonishingly expensive) diabetes drugs seem to have lower hypoglycemia, heart, and death risk than good old insulin: even though this study had a lot of warts (industry-funded, retrospective, yada yada), I'm having a harder and harder time justifying the addition of insulin to high-risk patients' regimens.
It's a "fear social media" bonanza! First up was Hidden Brain on the dangers of curating your social media presence to look universally positive:
And then (and then!) Ezra Klein, a journalist I've heard my fair share of thoughts from in regards to how social media doesn't make him happy, interviewed Cal Newport about his notoriously fuddy-duddy views on social media, which I'll cover briefly in the very near future on this very blog.